This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827. Excerpt: ... them of their union with the divine Being. This spiritual in-dwelling energy they call a ray of eternal wisdom; in general, they receive its impressions, and commune with it in silence; but it sometimes urges them to impart its holy truths to neighbours. The Spirit, then, in their language, moveth them to speak. XI. 11. Mysticism of Methodists. The mysticism of the Methodists is described no where so well as in the sermon of Mr. John Wesley, entitled "The Witness of the Spirit." He takes for his text the verse, (Rom. viii. 16.) "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." The doctrine, which he professes to deduce from these words, he announces to be important. He observes, that "it the more nearly concerns the Methodists, so called, clearly to understand, explain, and defend it; because it is one grand part of the testimony which God has given them to bear to all mankind. It is by his peculiar blessing upon them in searching the scriptures, confirmed by the experience of his children, that the great evangelical truth has been recovered, which had been for many years well nigh forgotten." He then proceeds to unfold the great evangelical truth. The spirit, which he first mentioned in his text, is, according to the explanation which he gives of it, the Spirit of God; the other spirit mentioned in it, is the testimony of one's own conscience. "By the former, I mean," says Mr. Wesley, "an inward impression on my soul; whereby the Spirit of God immediately and directly witnesseth to my spirit, that I am a child of, God. That Jesus Christ has loved me; has given himself for me; that all my sins are blotted out; and I, even I, am reconciled to God. But I do not," continues Mr. Wesley, "mean hereby, that the Spirit of God ...
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